Fall Fashion Issue 2011
Fashion Washington, a seasonal magazine from Washington Post Media, captures the increasingly stylish scene here, from trend-setting diplomats and star-studded parties to fab jewelry lines and store openings.
fa s h i o n wa s h i n g t o n | fa l l 2 0 1 1 Can you be a mom and a fashionista? A writer tells how to be chic post-baby J. Crew's Jenna Lyons reveals secrets to high-low dressing and why classic clothes will always be hip No matter how you fold them, pocket squares are back for well-dressed men For fall, pick dresses, skirts and suits in burgundies, grapes and other lush hues of the harvest A PUBLICATION OF the pilot's watch No other watch is engineered quite like a Rolex. The GMT-Master, introduced in 1955, was developed in collaboration with Pan Am to meet the needs of their international pilots. The GMT-Master II has proved to be even more invaluable as it features a rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel that allows those who travel the world to read three different time zones. Two simultaneously. The 40 mm GMT-Master II is fitted with a virtually scratch-resistant black Cerachrom disc and is presented here in 904L steel. the gmt-m aster ii Dulles Town Center 571.434.6540 The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre 540.736.1290 CHEVY CHASE 301.657.9000 TYSONS GALLERIA 703.761.0700 � SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 2011 ONLINE: SAKS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/SAKS TWITTER.COM/SAKS SAKSPOV.COM Daytime drama (SAKS FIFTH AVENUE COLLECTION) WEAR NOW (and only @SAKS) CHEVY CHASE TYSONS GALLERIA Weekend update (SAKS FIFTH AVENUE COLLECTION) PUBLISHER Jenny Abramson GENERAL MANAGER Julie Gunderson EDITORIAL DIRECTOR 13 Do you change what you're drinking based on the season? I do, but I didn't think about it that much until I was working on this fall issue of Fashion Washington. Summertime, which found me in floaty DVF dresses and platform sandals, calls for gin and tonics (or sometimes just a gingery lemonade) at one of D.C.'s many rooftop bars. But there's something about the approach of autumn that makes me long for a nice glass of red wine, maybe poured at one of the dozens of bucolic vineyards nearby in Virginia. It's a sea change -- or maybe a sip change -- that seems to have inspired designers this fall, too. Names from Lela Rose to Maison Martin Margiela distilled the colors of the vineyard and the harvest -- Merlot, grape, ochre, forest green -- into grown-up, ladylike dresses, full skirts and skinny, tall-boot-ready trousers. Not surprisingly, we chose to show off this trend in our cover story, shot at the scenic Barboursville Vineyards near Charlottesville, where historic ruins and rolling foothills meet modern viticulture. Guys may also be pondering adding new hues this season, perhaps in the form of a cool-again pocket square. We show and tell how to make this retro favorite fresh again (hint: step away from the starch) on page 6. Both male and female dedicated followers of fashion won't want to miss my chat with J. Crew's creative director, Jenna Lyons, on page 11, which delves into the chain's cool collaborations with Timex, Barbour, You can be haute and be a mom, but it takes some work. 7 Dan Caccavaro EDITOR Jennifer Barger DESIGN DIRECTOR Scott McCarthy ART DIRECTORS Adam Griffiths, Lori Kelley ASSISTANT EDITOR Katherine Boyle STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Marge Ely INTERNS Joey Diaz, Kelly Johnston CONTRIBUTORS Abby Greenawalt, Alexa Yablonski ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS Anne Cynamon, Sheila Daw, Diane DuBois BOUTIQUE ACCOUNT MANAGER Gayle Pegg ADVERTISING GRAPHIC DESIGN COVER STORY Savor the colors of fall in a black Maison Martin Margiela wrap blazer ($1,340) and plum leather belt ($215, both Relish, 3312 Cady's Alley NW; 202-333-5343) a 1930s vintage celluloid cherry pin ($88, Bygones, 2916 West Cary St., Richmond, Va.; 804-353-1919) and a bracelet with a heart charm ($94, Quirk Gallery, 311 West Broad St.; Richmond, Va.; 804-644-5450). Photo by Marge Ely et al., and reveals why we'll all be wearing shocking pink pants and armfuls of bright bracelets come October. Indeed, it's thinking about new colors and new design ideas that got us excited to put together this issue of FW. I'm looking forward to tucking into my copy -- maybe while I lounge on the new loveseat I just bought (for insights into why the petite seats are back, see our story on page 8). I chose a khaki and white striped fabric, but now I'm wondering if I missed the boat by not ordering cabernet velvet instead. At least it'd hide any seasonal vino spills -- and match my new autumn wardrobe. Kristin Kato, Amanda Stefano ADVERTISING PRODUCTION Mamie Belle, Jamie Richardson, Tara Shlimowitz ADVERTISING: (202) 334-5224, 5226, 5228 � 2010 Washington Post Media 1150 15th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20071 For information on where to find more copies of FW, please contact Sandra Ballentine at 202-334-5228. J. Crew creative director, Jenna Lyons, reveals why she's hooked on classics and who picks out her shoes. 11 8 What's bigger than a chair, smaller than a sofa and can fit into any space? A luxe loveseat. Jennifer Barger, Editor style. so worthwhile. FALL 2011 TRENDS: FUR EVER FAUX SUEDE VEST $199 $99 RETAIL VALUE: $285 RETAIL VALUE: $148 MUSE DRESS 4 | FashionWashington | FALL 2011 THE SEASON'S HOT ITEMS AND HIP HAPPENINGS The Way We Wrote Karl Lagerfeld recalling an Irving Penn photo of a Balenciaga dress that piqued his creativity as a boy. Manolo Blahnik confessing to loving Sophia Loren before he fell for shoes. Essays imbued with history and glamour have powered Vogue's "Nostalgia" column since 2000. The best of them, by names from Margaret Atwood to Nora Ephron, now star in a tabletop book, "Nostalgia in Vogue" ($55, Rizzoli). Words are accented by photos from the likes of Henri BOOK SHELF Cartier-Bresson and Helmut Newton, meaning the volume comes across as both pretty and smart -- not surprising considering it draws from the 119-year-old style bible known for the same duality. Rodeo Driven 1 2 3 4 5 Since taking over 66-year-old Paris womenswear brand Celine in 2008, designer Phoebe Philo has managed the label with the same less-is-more approach on display during her tenure at Chloe. HU'S WEAR (2906 M St. NW; 202-342-2020) picked up the line for fall (Hu's Shoes across the street carries Celine footwear), bringing in easy-to-wear pieces such as a tobacco-hued leather skirt ($2,390) and hunt-countryish blazers ($2,850-$3,000). "I like how structured yet feminine her clothes are," says store owner Marlene Hu Aldaba. Also on the shelves (and available for special order): Celine's cultier-than-aBirkin bags (shown). Old West elements (feathers, leathers, Indian beads) get lassoed to East Coast cool in Lizzie Fortunato Jewels' necklaces. "They've got a natural, earthy feel that's more pioneer woman than hippie child," says Kathryn Fortunato, Lizzie's twin sister and the brand's spokeswoman. The combo of seemingly disparate elements -- hunter green cording, rough leather, brassy serpentine chains -- makes for collars both statement-making and surprising. Items from the fall collection, like the dramatic ameythst and feather "Old Laughing Lady" necklace (shown, $742), now at MULEH (1831 14th St. NW; 202-6673440), will also shine there at a trunk show Oct. 8, 3-7 p.m. Phoebe Philo Facts In the 1600s, English fur traders discovered the Native American settlement of Tohoga. A century later, that trading post became Georgetown, cementing the 'hood's British colonial charm. The U.K. invades the zone again with ALLSAINTS SPITALFIELDS, (3235 M St. NW; 202-595-9828), the East London-inspired High Street brand known for its edgy aesthetic (aka more Kate Moss than Middleton). In a two-story warehouse-y space, vintage sewing machines and industrial cog hooks set off steampunkmeets-rocker clothes for blokes and chicks, including oversized sweaters and slim leather pants (shown, $195 and $650). British Migration With its mural of antique tin ceiling tiles, cement floors and low, louche sofas, the new WEST ELM POP-UP SHOP in Georgetown (3333 M St. NW; 202-333-2928) looks like some worldly hipster's loft. But everything in the 3,300-square-foot temporary store -- a first for the affordable home brand -- is for sale, from throws stitched from vintage saris ($99) to blue-and-white print plates (shown, $8 each). "Customers like a layered look -- travel souvenirs, pieces they've inherited, things that are a little modern," says West Elm spokeswoman Abigail Jacobs. The spot is near GU, so expect studentfriendly items: striped bath mats, dorm-tiny gray desks. Mod Mix Call it Sephora Syndrome: The panicky feeling you get when confronted with too many cosmetic choices. The antidote might be Georgetown's new NECTAR SKIN BAR (1633 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-4332), a rowhouse selling an edited range of hard-to-find brands in a serenely glam setting of chandeliers and creamy walls. Products range from Oribe edelweiss-lycee conditioner (shown, $39) to GlamGlow mud mask ($69). In-house services include the Pearl Pedicure ($75) and the LashDip ($250), which gives your peepers an inky fringe for six weeks. A sleek back deck with cushy lounge chairs means you can have treatments outside. Pretty, Easy CHIC CHAT Why is DIY so hot again now? I think it's crept back into so many different niches, from food to the home. The downturn in the economy made people want to spend less money and to make things their own. People just want their homes to speak to them more these days. Learn to turn maps into boxes with "Design*Sponge at Home." Which other blogs or magazines inspire you? The book shows off great homes. Which elements do you love? One guy hung skis as shelves, which was wackily beautiful. And HGTV's Genevieve Gorder decorated her wall with a piece of bitterroot. I try to find inspiration outside of my own niche. I like the graphic design blog The Fox is Black (Thefoxisblack.com). And there's a new magazine, The Lucky Peach, which is the most creative I've seen in years. Grace Bonney Slideshows of hip apartments and DIY projects help Grace Bonney's blog, Design*Sponge (Designsponge.com) attract 90,000 hits daily. Bonney just wrote her first book, "Design*Sponge at Home" ($35, Artisan). She'll sign copies Sept. 17, 10 a.m. at Anthropologie (3222 M St. NW). JENNIFER BARGER You detail a bunch of cool projects in the book. Any favorites? The headboard I upholstered myself (shown), which validates that staplegun upholstery can be really beautiful! It was challenging, but worth it. JOHNNY MILLER FALL 2011 | FashionWashington | 5 RUNWAY BESTSELLER PHOTO, MARGE ELY; STYLING, ETHAN DRATH Mad About Decorating Back in The Fold How do experts fold squares? "It depends on the material," says Sherman Pickey's Ethan Drath (who styled these handkerchiefs). "If I'm wearing linen, I like the straight-edge, geometric look. If I'm wearing silk, I stuff it all in. It should never look too precise and always have some rumpled element." From top Left: Hermes silk twill ($165, Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie); Hermes silk twill ($165, Neiman Marcus); Hugh & Crye checkered linen (3 for $40, Hugh & Crye, 3212 O St. NW; 202-250-3807); Peter Blair microprint square ($45, Sherman Pickey); Sid Mashburn fringed Oxford cloth square in blue ($55, Sidmashburn.com); Imperial cotton square in lime ($35, Neiman Marcus); Sid Mashburn square in Irish linen ($25, Sidmashburn.com); Drake's London polka dot style ($60, Neiman Marcus). Bryan Batt might be best known as an actor. (He starred on "Mad Men" and makes frequent appearances on Broadway.) But the ebullient Southerner also runs Hazlenut, a popular interiors and antiques shop in his native New Orleans. His new book, "Big, Easy Style" ($35, Clarkson-Potter), out Oct. 4, shows off the quirky vibe of the storied Louisiana city. Southern Spaces Pocket squares bring panache and retro style to jackets or suits Once the mark of a European gentleman (or an American dandy emulating one), a pocket handkerchief was as de rigueur as a watch or hat. The 16-by-16-inch squares signified care and brought extra flair to standard suits. U.S. guys haven't paid much attention to the proper accessory since the JFK era. But recently, plaid or cheeky print varieties have been popping out of pockets from the Hill to Georgetown. "My grandfather used to say a gentleman carries two: one for the lady; one for the schnoz," says Jason Tesauro, co-author of "The Modern Gentlema n: A Gu ide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice" ($16, Ten Speed Press). "The one for the lady lives in the pocket, and the one for the nose wasn't to be seen." Now, most men usually just show off visually pleasing squares, folding them in various shapes before sticking them into a jacket pocket. A fresh interest in midcentury dressing (skinny ties, fedoras) helped make the squares hip again: "It started with the revival of the '60s `Mad Men' look," says Eric Jennings, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue Menswear. "But more men are also dressing business casual. Without a tie, a square gives a professional look." Bold and colorful silk varieties like Hermes' silk twill (shown, above) are popular this fall. Psychedelic prints and wild folds work for some guys. But Ethan Drath, coowner of Sherman Pickey, (1647 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-4212) tells those unaccustomed to sartorial flourishes to start out with a simple, white, straight-edge linen square. "It's polished without being too adventurous or flowery," he says. K ATHERINE BOYLE Batt, a big booster of hot hues and antiques mixed with modern pieces, chronicles spaces like an airy Garden District cottage decked in blues, yellows and leopard prints and his own NoLa carriage house with its kiwi green walls and mid-century accents Why We Love It Batt goes beyond mere house porn, giving great advice -- collect items over time, don't fear color -- and illustrating it with lush photos. Bryan Batt not only acts, he also does windows. Peter Blair's fish print, Bird Dog Bay's safari one (top and center, $45, Sherman Pickey) and Hermes' groovy pattern (bottom, $165, Neiman Marcus) 6 | FashionWashington | FALL 2011 WHAT WE BOUGHT Not a Hot Mama? Regain your style groove post-baby with patience and stretch waistbands Showering at night while the baby dozed was not the time-management coup that this new mom thought it would be. Instead, before I knew it, I was sleeping in clothes to wear the next day, sporting a uniform of drawstring pants and wrinkled James Perse tees and being mistaken for a gas attendant (Really!). To say I let myself go after having two kids would be letting myself off easy. But getting fashionably dressed seemed like a tall order with a hungry newborn and a whiny toddler. Bethesda's Joyce Neave, owner of That Mom (Bethatmom.com) style consulting, says her new mother clients have the same lament: They say, "I don't know how to look put-together. I'm exhausted, overweight and consumed with more important things." By the time I feed my kids breakfast and wrestle them into their Mini Boden threads, I'm "That doesn't mean I have to walk around in my Louboutin heels, but it does mean I need to take a bit of time to work on my style." Every mom-cum-fashionplate I spoke with echoed that idea. If looking cool could make me a better parent, maybe I should ditch the glorified sweats. But, Rosie Pope, maternity fashion designer and star of Bravo's be-ahipper-mom show, "Pregnant in Heels" "When I don't feel good about myself, I'm not as energetic with my kids. Honestly, I'm not as good a mom." frazzled -- and my shirt is splattered with oatmeal. Who knew that could matter to anyone besides the fashion police? "When I don't feel good about myself, I'm not as energetic with my kids. Honestly, I'm not as good a mom," says Rosie Pope, maternity fashion designer and star of Bravo's "Pregnant in Heels." after trying on heaps of old faves that wouldn't fit my post-birth girth, singing Itsy Bitsy Spider seemed far more appealing than addressing my size 12 bod. Maybe I just needed a crash diet. "I have clients with 5-yearolds who still talk about wanting to lose baby weight," says Chevy Chase stylist Jen Roberti. "It's like, `Honey, it isn't happening. Shop for where you are now.'" I vowed to embrace what the pros optimistically termed my "transition body." The first step: temporarily storing anything that doesn't fit. "I'm not a fan of an enormous wardrobe. I like it to be lean," says Roberti. Alas, there's no one-sizefits-all solution for filling my transition closet. Leggings and tunics were popular ideas. Nancy Pearlstein of Relish liked Sofie D'hoore dresses and Jil Sander blouses with snaps. All agreed I should bag the baggy clothes and accentuate my positives. Cleavage and calves are my best bets. V-necks and scoop tees were easy to come by, thanks to Alexander Wang and Vince. But my search for pencil skirts and cropped pants was a bust: None of my favorite styles came in large enough sizes. Still, a subsequent shopping trip yielded a few options that fit my fashion criteria -- and backside. The breathing room those pieces afford me is priceless. My edited, functional wardrobe has proved a big time saver. I can shower in the morning on occasion, and often have time to throw on tinted moisturizer and my oversize Anna Beck earrings. Then, a spritz of Bond No. 9 Eau de Noho. These little things make me feel like more than a mere mom. The rest -- chipped toenails, overgrown hair -- can wait. "You cannot aim for perfection after you've had a baby. Have patience and acceptance," says Neave. "You'll get back to your old self -- or something that resembles your old self." Promises, promises. ALE X A YABLONSKI 1 2 DEBORAH WITHEY 3 1. A Brit-chic tweed tote lends schoolgirl charm to the commute -- and a punch of color to a dark coat ($98, Bodenusa. com). 2. Proud birds strut in a serene blue-and-cocoa forest in Dwell Studio's "Peacock" duvet and sham set (queen, $280, Red Barn Mercantile, 113 S. Columbus St., Alexandria; 703-838-0355). 3. Ralph Lauren shades come in a hip shape and pattern ($250, Nordstrom.com). 4. Customize neck and sleeve lengths on a U.K.-made gingham shirt ($59, Ctshirts.co.uk). 4 Clarendon 2700 Clarendon Blvd. 703.807.4083 Bethesda 10247 Old Georgetown Rd. 301.564.0995 Reston 11950 Market St. 703.435.0605 National Harbor 100 American Way 301.567.0511 Gaithersburg 15 Grand Corner Ave. 301.948.0971 Fairfax 4206 Fairfax Corner West Ave. 703.222.0571 southmoonunder.com FALL 2011 | FashionWashington | 7 WHAT I'M WEARING A Seat That's Petite Loveseats first came into vogue in late 17thcentury Europe, but they were femme, leggy things designed to accommodate women's wide skirts, not courting couples. These days, the couch's little sister -- also known as a settee or even a sofaette -- has morphed into a sleek, stylish alternative to the lumpy, frumpy chair and half, showing up in mod shapes and contempo fabrics. "They're perfect in a bedroom or a landing," says furniture designer Mitchell Gold, who sells several models at his Logan Circle store (1526 14th St. NW; 202-332-3433). "I have one at the foot of my bed that I use as a sort of luggage rack." He's also partial to pulling one up to the dining table for an effect that's luxurious and utterly comfortable. D.C. interior designer Sally Steponkus likes to put them in living rooms "if they're kind of delicate and girly," she says. But again, "I also just did one with a tufted back in blue linen for a guy's library, so you never can tell. They're so versatile." Here's where to get the twoseaters; whether you use yours to cuddle up with your significant other or curl up with an iPad is your call. JENNIFER BARGER Ballard Designs BALLARDDESIGNS.COM The Euro-centric, Atlanta-based webtailer boasts one of the largest stocks of loveseats and setees we've seen, with styles from tufted leather ($1,600) to frankly French (shown, $1,159). BEST FOR: Those who want fabric choices: Ballard sells nearly 100 types, from toile to weatherresistant Sunbrella solids Worldly Class FW_ "I live for wearable art," says Aureta Thomollari, a style blogger (Aureta.typepad. com) and president of DNA Luxury Consulting. She curates her closet with unusual pieces like this Rodarte for Opening Ceremony cape. K ATHERINE BOYLE "I like bright colors, sparkly objects, the weight of embellishment and feel of quality," says Thomollari. THE LOOK Buy it in two colors! Thomollari snagged Mary Janes by Christian Louboutin in black and nude. "They're sexy yet classic," she says. "A great pump can transform an outfit." IF THE SHOE FITS... West Elm 3333 M ST. NW, WASHINGTON, DC; 202-333-2928 TYSONS CORNER CENTER, MCLEAN, VA.; 571-633-0227 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 1526 14TH ST. NW, WASHINGTON, DC; 202-332-3433 Muleh 1831 14TH ST. NW, WASHINGTON, DC; 202-667-3440 Red Barn Mercantile 113 S. COLUMBUS ST. ALEXANDRIA , VA; 703-838-0355 Sofa shapes at the Brooklynbased retailer have gotten more sophisticated, and so has its range of upholstery. The Sutton sofaette (shown, $599$699) and the Hollywood Regency-ish tufted Elton Settee ($699-$839) can be ordered in velvets, microfibers and punchy prints, including some by Allegra Hicks. BEST FOR: Urban hipsters with limited space and funds The sleek lofts popping up in D.C. call for similarly bold furniture, like the sofaettes sold at the upholstery kings' spacious Logan Circle showroom. Styles like the high-backed Odette (shown, $1,550-$2,540) and the cushy Mona ($1,270-$3,430) work in spaces from studio to palatial. BEST FOR: Lovers of the brand's "warm modern" who like up-to-date fabrics, such as zigzag prints or teal velvet Though he hails from the Phillipines, Kenneth Cobonpue designs sculptural loveseats that seem beamed in from some distant, arty planet. Indoor/outdoor models include the walnut Tilt (shown, $4,055) and the groovy Noodle ($5,375), which uses a spaghetti-like tangle of rattan to support a nest of loose cushions. BEST FOR: Fans of haute, organic style seeking downright sexy furniture Eco-friendly fabrics and contempo-meets-country silhouettes make Cisco Brothers mini sofas a big hit at this Old Town shop, known for its deft blend of antique and mod styles. The Lucia (shown, $2,295-$4,487) subtly evokes classic wing chairs; the curvy Windsor can be ordered upholstered ($2,120-$4,159) or slipcovered ($2,496-$4,880). BEST FOR: Creatures of comfort who crave plush seating that mixes well with older pieces Thomollari stalks the baubles she loves, like this bejeweled bracelet by Ishi Japan. "I met the artist, and he wasn't selling his jewelry anymore," she says. "I promised to take care of his works. Now I have a number of his pieces from the 1980s." GEM HUNTER COUNTER TALK Old Furniture, New Clothes When GoodWood opened in 1994, U Street was emerging as a retail zone. The antiques/oddities shop won fans as "a place to get a farm table or an Empire dresser," says co-owner Anna Kahoe, who bought the spot with husband Dan nine years ago. It's still got a fab stash of furniture, but the duo just added clothes and cosmetics to the mix. JENNIFER BARGER BACKSTORY Lucky Tiger, a men's shaving line started in 1935, is now among the brands at GoodWood. As the neighborhood changed (hello, hundreds of condos!), the Kahoes found themselves wondering if they should be trafficking in more than vintage oil paintings, weathered French chairs and industrial desks. "We were getting these hip, Anthropologie-type customers who'd come look at our displays for inspiration, so we wondered what more we could give them," says Anna. So, the perennial clotheshorse and her husband gave the shop a longer name (GoodWood: An American Mercantile & Dry Goods Store), and started carrying new women's fashions by such names as EmersonMade and Globe Hope, plus vintage menswear and hard-to-find, heritage-y cosmetics. BEST BUYS Globe Hope's flirty print dresses D.C. EXCLUSIVES (shown, $175) made of dead-stock 1970s fabric from Finland; mid-century men's ties ($12) that'd look snappy under fall sweater vests; computer bags sewn from recycled Bangladeshi cement bags (shown, $58) Unisex perfumes from Paris' Lubin, including the lemony Gin Fizz ($135) and the rummy Idole ($145), which boasts a Tiki god bust cap; goat milk soaps ($7) from Far Above Rubies THE BOTTOM LINE "Customers used to come in and say, `I want to live here,' and now, in a way, they can," says Anna. 8 | FashionWashington | FALL 2011 THE BEAUTY EVENT IS HERE! 11 aWeSome DaYS 90 BRaNDS 1 DeSTiNaTioN foR all ThiNgS CoSmeTiCS aND fRagRaNCe THuRSDAy,SEPTEMBER8� SuNDAy,SEPTEMBER18 Take homea ToTe OurNMExclusivebagcomeswith anassortmentofbeautysamples andisyourswithacosmeticsor fragrancepurchaseof$100ormore. eXClusIVe FRaGRaNCes Royal-OudbyCreed L'EssencebyBalenciaga PradaCandybyPrada* DahliaNoirbyGivenchy ShakespeareinLovebyADozenRoses beauty samples: maKeOVeRs Letourgiftedmakeupartistshelpyou breakoutofyourbeautyroutinewitha fabulousmakeover. �GivenchyDahliaNoirFragrance �PradaCandyFragrance �Sisley-ParisSuprem�a � LauraMercierMini FlawlessFacePolish �JackBlackLipBalm �FekkaiTechnicianMask andHighlightingCream �LeM�tierdeBeaut� NewDayCream �BottegaVenetaFragrance �AmorePacificTime ResponseEyeRenewal Creme Onepercustomer,whilesupplieslastSeptember8�18,2011.VisitparticipatingcountersatNMstoresforadditional beautysamples,orshopNeimanMarcus.comforthetoteandothergreatopportunities.Totebeautysamplesmay varyonline.Offernotvalidonpriorpurchases.Otherexclusionsmayapply;seeyoursalesassociatefordetails. *PradaCandyexclusiveexceptinNyCandPradaBoutiques. 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One of the world's greatest fashion legends. Introduces his latest limited edition collection August 31, 2011. Only at Macy's. While supplies last. KARL LAGERFELD Poplin dress with detachable ponte jacket. Nylon/spandex. $139. MACY'S BACKSTAGE PASS See exclusive video footage of Karl Lagerfeld's limited edition collection for Impulse. Simply: 1. Scan the red star with your QR reader, or 2. Text karl to MACYS (62297) For an optimal experience, install a QR reader: text reader to MACYS (62297) Message and data rates may apply. Advertised merchandise may not be carried at your local Macy's and selection may vary by store. 1080058. J. Crew's updated menswear includes suiting ($425 jacket, $225 pant), a knit tie ($49.50) and alden for J.Crew shoes ($485). all at Jcrew.com. "It's about opposites. If you're wearing a sequined skirt, what's the opposite -- maybe a denim jacket?" J. Crew's Control If all-American fashion has an everygirl, it's Jenna Lyons. The insouciantly stylish creative director/president of J. Crew, Lyons has used her own high-low look (sequins on sweatshirts, pullovers with ballskirts) to vault the 28-year-old brand from a mall standard into a classy-yet-quirky temple of affordable cool. Along the way, she and her team have collaborated with names like Quoddy (mocs) and Billy Reid (retro menswear) and drawn celeb clients (Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon). We caught her as JC launched a U.K. website and presented for the first time at New York Fashion Week . Jennifer Barger The brand's `chic in chief' gives classics a cheeky twist What inspires you and your design team? A vintage print is often the driving force in women's wear; for men, inspiration often comes from a painting or an artist. How do you feel about your own fashion icon status? It's hard to hear yourself described that way! I just think I'm a little tomboy and a little bit Grandma's attic. So how do you put that sort of look together every day? Well, ideally, there's something boy -- I actually wear our J. Crew men's trousers -- and something sparkly or dressy. But my process always starts with the shoes, because I have a 4-year-old son who picks them out for me every day. I work from the ground up after he does that! So why is the time right for a British invasion? It's partially because we realized we had so many European customers. They were coming in and buying tons of shoes! And after Michelle Obama wore J. Crew in the U.K., we wanted to go ahead with it. Yeah, what do you think of the way she wears JC? She's really inspirational, the way she puts J. Crew with Lanvin tennis shoes. She's the first First Lady where we know where she buys her clothes. Most of them go to Valentino and have everything made. She's showing women they don't have to pay a million dollars to look good. Why did J .Crew get into collaborations with brands like Timex and Ray-Ban? Well, it started more in men's. We noticed that all the guys in the office were wearing Red Wing boots. So we thought, "If they're doing that, shouldn't we be carrying them?" So us collaborating with these brands, curating them in a way, means we're talking about things we believe in. It's also saying, we don't have to reinvent the watch -- Timex has been doing them for years. What's fall looking like? It's very colorful for women. One of my favorite pieces is the Cafe Capri ($118-$138, above), which we did in this beautiful, intense fuchsia and a deep, rich blue. They're already selling out! Over the last few years, I think people have really gotten into the dressed-up casual approach that J. Crew does so well. What's the secret to wearing sequined sweatpants or a feathered mini skirt without looking ridiculous? It's about opposites. If you're wearing a sequined skirt, what's the opposite -- maybe a denim jacket? And if you're in a pair of jeans and a crisp T-shirt, wear nice jewelry and spiky heels. a diving-style Timex watch ($175, J. Crew stores or Jcrew.com), one of many collaborations J. Crew has done with heritage brands. It's one of company president and creative director Jenna lyons' favorite picks for fall. J. Crew teamed with retro jewelry design house lulu Frost to create art Deco-style bangles ($45-$118). not-so-wild things This season's animal-print trend gets subtly interpreted in a 1960s-feeling leopardprint sheath and ladylike red snakeskin pumps ($170 and $350, J. Crew stores and Jcrew.com). exhibit a-plus Wedding Finery Flashback It's hard to imagine enjoying your wedding laced into the bustled, corseted gown Ella Merriweather wore to say "I do" to cereal innovator Charles "C.W." Post in 1874, but by most accounts, the union worked out. Ella's gown is among several big-day dresses -- bridal styles, maid costumes Dina Merrill, Marjorie Merriweather Post's youngest -- shown through Jan. 1 daughter, wore a satin gown in Hillwood Estate and (right) and fur-trimmed cape Museum's (4155 Linnean (left) for her 1946 wedding. Ave. NW; 202-686-5807) "Wedding Belles: Bridal Fashions from the Marjorie Merriweather Post Family, 1874-1958." The museum, the former home of Ella's daughter, D.C. socialite/art collector Marjorie Merriweather Post, uses fashions, photos and artifacts from the wealthy family's 19th- to mid-20th-century weddings to explore changing nuptial customs and styles. Black and white images of Post and her daughter, actress Dina Merrill, bring these old clothes to life. But it's the couture details -- the lush fox-fur trim on a sweeping gown Marjorie wore for her third marriage in 1935; Merrill's Cartier pearl and diamond purse -- that really dazzle. "The Post women always followed the trends of the day," says Howard Vincent Kurtz, exhibition curator. "These gowns still inspire modern brides." k atherine Boyle Fall 2011 | FashionWashington | 11 Harvest swoon Fall for sleek dresses, full skirts and sharp suits in burgundy, red and other vineyard shades PHOTOS BY MARGE ELY STYLING BY NEELY DYKSHORN Ripe crimson meets steely gray on a Nicole Miller Collection linear geometric sheath ($510, Nicole Miller, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, Mclean, Va.; 703-821-1630). Pair it with Bettye Muller wedge oxfords ($325, Neimanmarcus.com), whimsical grape earrings ($29, Bygones, 2916 West Cary St., Richmond, Va.; 804-353-1919), and a beaded cuff ($23, Quirk Gallery, 311 West Broad St.; Richmond, Va.; 804-644-5450) Fall 2011 | FashionWashington | 13 T he clothes this summer were cocktail-lounge bright and light, all stawberry daquiri reds and mojito greens in breezy silks and linens. But for fall, designers have tapped the wine-dark hues of the harvest: rich-as-Merlot maroons, grapey purples, farm-apple reds. Names from Jill Stuart to Chloe dabbled in shades that seemed stolen from the vineyard -- perhaps even Barboursville, the storied Virginia winery near Charlottesville where we shot this cover story. "Burgundies and ochres signal an elegance and refinement to me," says Julia Farr, owner of the eponymous Chevy Chase boutique (5232 44th St. NW; 202-364-3277), which picked up pieces like Tibi's Chianti-toned wool panel dress and Alice + Olivia's tweedy redon-plum skirt. "These kinds of colors work so well in Washington, because they reflect what's going on around us in fall -- the changing leaves, those nights by the fire with a glass of wine." Jennifer Barger ON LOCATION There are nearly 200 vineyards in the state of Virginia, fulfilling the dream of First Oenophile Thomas Jefferson to grow European grapes on American soil. One of the best places to experience the Old Dominion's viticulture is Barboursville Vineyards, where an 1804 house designed by Jefferson (now a very scenic ruin), a European-style tasting room serving awardwinning wines like Viognier and Cabarnet Franc ,and an elegant Italian restaurant, Palladio, make for an ideal autumn afternoon. Barboursville is just a little more than two hours from Washington. 17655 Winery Road Barboursville, Va. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, see Barboursvillewine.net or call 540- 832-3824. 14 | FashionWashington | Fall 2011 left: Kate visits the tasting room at Barboursville in lela Rose's Merlot feather skirt ($995) and black blouse ($795, both Neiman Marcus, 5300 Wisconsin ave. NW; 202-9669700). She also wears rhinestone double disk chandelier earrings ($220, Quirk Gallery) and a vintage walnut charm bracelet ($52, Bygones). Right: at the Barboursville ruins, Maison Martin Margiela's jacket ($1,340) and shorts ($360) get spiced up by a plum leather belt ($215, all Relish, 3312 Cady's alley NW; 202-333-5343), a 1930s celluloid pin ($88) and an oversized cocktail ring ($45, both Bygones). Below: The Octagon Room at Barboursville holds barrels of wine; Kate dresses in similar shades in a gray Nicole Miller Collection top ($90, Nicole Miller), alice + Olivia plaid pleated skirt ($396,Julia Farr), leather cuff ($45, Quirk Gallery), large heart charm necklace ($42) and 1930s cocktail ring ($52, both Bygones). above: Ideal for fall strolls at vineyards -- or walks to work: Tibi's camel wool cape coat ($825, Julia Farr), worn with Rag & Bone wine jeans ($198, Rag & Bone, 3067 M St. NW; 202295-9072), Tory Burch riding boots ($550, The Shoe Hive, 127 S. Fairfax St., alexandria, Va.; 703-548-7105), a 1920s Egyptian revival bracelet ($80, legendary Beast, 1520 U St. NW; 202-797-1234), earrings ($13, Quirk Gallery) and a raven pin ($52, Bygones). Credits Model: Modelogic; Hair/Make-up: Kim reyes/t.H.e. Artist Agency; Photo assistant: dave Buchanon; special thanks: Carter Nicholas, Barboursville Winery, scott ely Fall 2011 | FashionWashington | 15 MONTBLANC BASLER BANG & OLUFSEN MICHAEL KORS MAX MARA STUART WEITZMAN OMEGA ANNE FONTAINE BCBGMAXAZRIA JUICY COUTURE ANTHROPOLOGIE J. CREW MACY'S SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NEIMAN MARCUS THE BEST OF WHO, WHAT AND WEAR Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer MAY 17, 2011 | THE FAIRMONT HOTEL With all the pink on display at the third annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer, it looked like cherry blossom season. Media types turned out in bright magentas and rose hues to benefit D.C.'s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Survivors including Fox News' Jennifer Griffin sported stylish variations on "pink cocktail" attire as they chatted with fellow newswomen. Voice of America Carla Babb Matt Thompson Elise Hu NPR NPR Wearing: A hot pink satin sheath by Cache with gold Steve Madden stilettos Matt wears: A custom-made Indochino suit with Kenneth Cole black loafers. Elise wears: A Michael Kors satin cocktail dress and shimmery silver sandals where luxury and fashion are defined 2001 International Drive | McLean, Virginia 22102 | 703-827-7730 | www.tysonsgalleria.com Quanicia Alston Blogger Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin Angie Goff WUSA anchor H&M We love: Her fitted ired pa magenta sheath cklace with a vintage ne mps and gun-metal pu Wearing: A cap-sleeve Nicole Miller dress. "When I had cancer, I developed a simpler style," she says. Wearing: A Lela Rose gold brocade cocktail dress with magenta satin pumps. Her secret? "Rent the Runway." PHOTOS BY ABBY GREENAWALT New in Washington DC PM @ the TM: Urban Picnic JUNE 9, 2011 | THE TEXTILE MUSEUM Tysons Corner Center - 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, Virginia 22102 - (703) 288-3001 Monday - Saturday 10am-9:30pm / Sunday 11am-7pm www.catimini.com Picnics during a humid D.C. summer present an awkward challenge: What can one wear in 100-degree heat to play lawn games in Gilded Age gardens? Textile Museum guests met the challenge with gusto at "Urban Picnic," donning summery trends like maxi dresses and lace. Live jazz and sweet drinks accompanied the steamy June evening, before guests headed indoors for exhibitions (and airconditioning). K ATHERINE BOYLE Abby Lackner Economist Rohan Kocharekar Student calendar of advertiser and editorial fashion selections What's in Store sept 2011 September 8 -- Brought to the stylish D.C. neighborhood by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, this marks the second year that Georgetown has hosted Fashion's Night Out. Events begin at 5 p.m. and Georgetown will transform into a "fashion playground" for the evening, offering an exciting evening of appearances from local celebrities, neighborhood-wide fashion events, over-the-top surprises, and of course, lots of shopping. fashionsnightoutgeorgetowndc.com � Babette Fashion's Night Out. All visitors and customers are invited to enter to win a $300 gift certificate. Enjoy snacks and wine while mingling with Ismail Tekin, D.C.'s top hairstylist and Carl Ray, the celebrity makeup artist, both from the Four Seasons Salon, on hand from 7 � 9p.m. to consult on the latest trends and styles in hair and make-up. 3307 Cady's Alley NW, Washington, D.C. 202-239-9885. babettesf.com � Nordstrom Fashion's Night Out. In celebration of Fashion's Night Out, you're invited to join Nordstrom for an evening of entertainment, refreshments, the latest fall trends and much more! Area Nordstom stores. nordstrom.com September 8-18 -- Neiman Marcus Beauty Event: 11 awesome days. 90 brands. 1 destination for all things cosmetics and fragrance. neimanmarcus.com for more details. September 10 -- Armani Collezoni 2011 Fall Collection runway presentation. 100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Research Hospital. 11 a.m. Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie; 202-966-9700. stjude.org/dcfashionshow.com September 14 -- Sip and Scan Registry Event at Macy's. Join us at 7 p.m. for the Macy's Wedding and Gift registry event featuring fun beverages, hors d'oeuvres and great registry experts to help you create your dream registry. You'll also receive a fabulous gift from us. Tyson's Corner Center, 8000 Tyson's Corner Center; 703-8934900 x 5150. R.S.V.P.: Cheryl.C.Nolan@macys.com. macys.com September 22-24 -- Tysons Galleria's ALL ACCESS: Fashion is an annual three-day fashion and trend event designed to allow guests to witness the excitement and energy of the international collections at Tysons Galleria, shop the best of the fall/winter season, meet style icons and experience the frenzy usually reserved for fashion insiders during international fashion weeks. The 2011 charity partner is the Make-A-Wish Foundation�. allaccessfashion.com. Wearing: A 1970s vintage plaid dress from Mercedes Bien and red espadrilles Wearing: A 1960s skinny tie from Scotland. "I'd call my style urban eclectic," he says. oct 2011 October 20-23 -- Key to the Cure. Saks Fifth Avenue will host its 13th annual shopping weekend to benefit the fight against women's cancers. Contributions from Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and saks.com donated directly to EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund and local women's cancer organizations. Area Saks Fifth Avenue stores. saksfifthavenue.com DeMoya Watson Dancer Philippa Hughes The Pinkline Project Audrey Matthias Creative strategist es mustard jersey dr ssic with a pieces that are cla sexy," she says. touch of ett We love: The Rock "I like s. e's Wearing: A crocheted J.Crew blouse and Gap jean skirt. "This is my casual surfer-chic picnic attire," she says. Wearing: Vintage Lacoste sweater dress with a leather and canvas tote from South Moon Under PHOTOS BY MIMI HO 16 | FashionWashington | FALL 2011 Introducing the Potomac Mills Fashion District The new Fashion District at Potomac Mills means more high-end and less high price. Discover all the newest upscale retailers now being showcased: DKNY, Johnston & Murphy Factory Store, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Maxstudio.com Outlet, Michael Kors Outlet,* Talbots Outlet,* Tommy Bahama Outlet and more. And it's all in the Neighborhood 1 Fashion District. So visit Potomac Mills! 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ADVERTISEMENT SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 deLuxe LUXURY LIVING IN WASHINGTON deLuxe 3 A life of luxurious living is just around the corner Life within walking distance in Washington, D.C. Enjoy a lifestyle unlike any other in the rolling horse country of Northern Virginia In luxury's lap at the water's edge of Inner Harbor, Baltimore The Luxury Homes Market Leader ADVERTISEMENT 2 deLuxe A life of luxurious living is just around the corner Home buyers in tHe WasHington, D.C., area hold a plethora of options at their fingertips. The nation's capital and its surrounding area are home to a bounty of options for luxury living -- from thriving cityscapes to bucolic havens, our region boasts not only scenery but top-of-the-line communities and residences that truly make the region special. Whether you are relocating to a new home with your family, an empty nester in search of a lifestyle change or anything in between, a life of luxurious living is just around the corner in the Washington area. toP LeFt: 13tH HoLe � Par 4, 453 yards at CreigHton Farms, aLdie, Va. aboVe: tHe ritzCarLton residenCes LiVing room, Harbor VieW unit. rigHt: a LegaCy Home at CreigHton Farms, aLdie, Va.; tHe ritz-CarLton residenCes at nigHt; tHe ritz-CarLton residenCes batHroom, FederaL HiLL unit. EVAN JOSEPH ADVERTISEMENT deLuxe 3 You Can Build a Luxury Home Anywhere. But There's Only One Creighton Farms. In the roLLIng horse country of northern Virginia, just 20 minutes from Tysons Corner and Dulles International Airport and a mere 55 minutes from downtown Washington, an unparalleled new luxury club community is taking shape. One where magnificent custom homes and villas are endowed with acres of pastoral land. And where an awardwinning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is at the heart of a private club that's setting new standards for service and excellence. Life at Creighton Farms is all about choices � and enjoying a lifestyle unlike any other. Residents of this gated community can choose from a variety of luxury home designs and neighborhoods � from stunning, lowmaintenance Villas in the Nicklaus Village CREIGHTON FARMS area that are perfect for couples or emptynesters, to the grand Legacy Homes where active families can enjoy all the best that life has to offer. The picture-perfect, Frenchinspired homes in The Enclave are another option, as are the stately Manor Homes � Creighton Farms' most affordable residential opportunity. Many lots offer stunning golf � � � � course views, while others provide vistas of the mountains, meadows and woods. No matter which you choose, you'll enjoy every aspect of living in Greater Washington's most extraordinary club community. The Club at Creighton Farms offers its members a wealth of planned amenities and activities, including a 34,000-square-foot Clubhouse which will open this fall and house many of the member-focused facilities and programs. Creighton Farms is located in Aldie, Virginia, just minutes from the historic towns of Leesburg and Middleburg. But it's truly a world unto itself. � members wILL have access to: � 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Practice range with target greens, short game practice area, practice putting green 34,000-square-foot Clubhouse Sports and Recreation Center with spa and fitness areas Outdoor resort-style swimming pool Har-Tru tennis courts EVAN JOSEPH In Luxury's Lap at the Water's Edge: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor, Baltimore It's hard to ImagIne a more spectacuLar place to live. From its stunning waterfront location at the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor to its stellar array of amenities and services to its magnificent condominium homes, The Ritz-Carlton Residences offer everything a city lover with posh tastes could want. At the foot of Federal Hill's shady charm, The Residences provide an ideal blend of neighborhood character and downtown convenience, with CREIGHTON FARMS EVAN JOSEPH many of Baltimore's premiere CONTINUES ON PAGE 6 e Luxury Homes Market Leader e Luxury Homes Market Leader Unparalleled Service. Unparalleled Results. #1 in Bringing Together Luxury Home Buyers and Sellers Outselling the nearest competitors nearly three to one Extraordinary Properties Deserve Extraordinary Reach. Average Listing Price (in Billions) $12,033,000 Percentage of Online Property Ads > $1 Million 90% $12 $10 100% 80% $8 At Long & Foster, we know the key to marketing a luxury property is simple -- 60% 41% $6 to reach the largest concentration of people qualified40% buy. In other words, to $3,595,000 $4 20% $2 exposure � exposure � exposure! While other companies boast about exposing 0% $0 Christie's International Sotheby's your property to a select few, Christie's International Christie's International experience that worldwide we know through Real Estate Real Estate Magazine* Real Estate Online* exposure brings results. That's why we're #1. Percentage of Online Property Ads > $3 Million 32% Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate Global exposure � Unique marketing � Exclusive client referrals Through our strategic partnership with Christie's International Real Estate, we 30% 6% 25% 5% are able to offer your property global exposure second to none. 20% 4% 15% 10% 5% 0% 35% Percentage of Online Property Ads > $10 Million 7% 7% 13% 3% 2% 1% 0% 2% Christie's vs. Sotheby's Christie's International Real Estate Sotheby's Christie's International Real Estate Sotheby's True Global Reach to Qualified Buyers Throughout the World Online exposure to 7 million+ luxury real estate buyers in 200+ countries Greater Reach, True Luxury Focus $12$12 Number of Offices Average Listing Price (in Billions) Average Listing Price (in Billions) 1,200 1,095 $12,033,000 $12,033,000 1,000 800 600 Percentage of of Online Property Ads $1$1 Million Percentage Online Property Ads > > Million 40,000 100% 100% Number of Agents 32,200 90% 90% $10$10 $8 $8 $6 $6 30,000 80% 80% 551 $3,595,000 $3,595,000 20,000 10,000 0 60% 60% 40% 40% 20% 20% 0%0% 41% 41% 11,400 400 $4 $4 $2 $2 200 $0 $0 0 Christie's International Christie's International Christie's International Christie's International Christie's International Real Estate Magazine* Real Estate Online* Real Estate Magazine* RealSotheby's Estate Online* Real Estate Christie's International Christie's International Christie's International Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Sotheby's Sotheby's Sotheby's Average Listing Price (in Billions) Agents with a Proven Track Record of Success Our luxury agents consistently exceed their client's expectations locally, nationally, globally Percentage of Online Property Ads > $1 Million 100% 80% 60% Percentage of of Online Property Ads $3$3 Million Percentage Online Property Ads > > Million 35% 35% 30% 30% 25% 25% 20% 20% 15% 15% 10% 10% 5%5% 0%0% $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $2 $0 $12,033,000 90% 32% 32% Percentage of of Online Property Ads $10 Million Percentage Online Property Ads > > $10 Million 7% 7% 7%7% 6%6% 5%5% 4%4% 41% $3,595,000 40% 20% 13% 13% 3%3% 2%2% 1%1% 0%0% 2% 2% Christie's International Christie's International Real Estate Magazine* Real Estate Online* 0% Christie's International Real Estate Sotheby's Christie's International Christie's International Real Estate Real Estate Sotheby's Sotheby's Christie's International Christie's International Real Estate Real Estate Sotheby's Sotheby's 30 28.7% Percentage of Online Property Ads > $3 Million 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% � 32% Percentage of Online Property Ads > $10 Million 7% 7% 6% 5% Number of of Offices Number Officeswww.christiesrealestate.com (Q2 2011) �of of Agents Number www.sothebysrealty.com (Q2 2011) Number Agents Source: 1,200 1,200 1,000 1,000 1,095 1,095 40,000 40,000 32,200 32,200 30,000 30,000 25 Percent of Homes Bought & Sold 13% 800 800 Put the combined strength of Long & Foster's Extraordinary Properties� 4% 20,000 551 551 600 600 and Christie's International Real Estate to 20,000 work for you. 3% 2% 1% 0% 10% 2% 400 400 200 200 20 #1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region for Luxury Homes 5% 0% 10,000 10,000 0 0 11,400 11,400 Christie's International Real Estate Sotheby's Christie's International Real Estate Sotheby's 0 0 Christie's International Christie's International Real Estate Real Estate Sotheby's Sotheby's Christie's International Christie's International Real Estate Real Estate Sotheby's Sotheby's Number of Offices 1,200 1,000 Number of Agents 40,000 30,000 1,095 15 800 600 400 551 20,000 10,000 0 View the area's most comprehensive presentation 32,200 of luxury homes at www.ExtraordinaryProperties.com. 11,400 10.2% 200 10 8.6% 7.2% 0 Christie's International Real Estate Sotheby's Christie's International Real Estate Sotheby's Today's Featured Properties 5 4.4% 0 LONG & FOSTER� Washington Fine Properties Coldwell Banker Residential/NRT Re/Max Sotheby's International Realty Source: Information included in this report is based on data supplied by MRIS and its member Association(s) of REALTORS who are not responsible for its accuracy. Does not reflect all activity in the marketplace. Data from January 1, 2010 � December 31, 2010 on number of units bought and sold $1 million and above. Information contained in this report is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, should be independently verified, and does not constitute an opinion of MRIS or Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Potomac, MD Krystyna Litwin $7,950,000 301-983-0060 Round Hill, VA $5,500,000 Nancy Itteilag 202-363-1800 Long & Foster is the right choice when buying or selling a luxury property, visit www.LongandFoster.com to find an office near you. Washington, DC Terri Robinson $6,995,000 202-944-8400 Great Falls, VA Jan & Dan Laytham $7,650,000 703-759-9190 www.ExtraordinaryProperties.com www.LongandFoster.com Follow us on: McLean, VA $9,200,000 Fouad Talout 703-873-3500 Bethesda, MD Marc Fleisher $8,000,000 202-364-5200 All Properties Offered Internationally ADVERTISEMENT 6 deLuxe Life within walking distance at EYA's Townhomes at Capitol Quarter BLocks from capitoL HiLL, tHere's a vibrant community of new townhomes that's attracting homebuyers and exciting long-time residents. Capitol Quarter, a new EYA neighborhood, is offering homebuyers "life within walking distance." These handsome townhomes are moments from the Nationals baseball stadium, a block from the boutiques and bistros of Barracks Row, and around the corner from the new D.C. riverfront. From here, residents can choose from one of the three Metro stations, or be on a major route in no time at all. Designed to blend with the surrounding architecture, the townhomes feature rooftop terraces, garage parking, open floorplans and beautiful chef's kitchens. Homebuyers who love to entertain are checking off everything on their must-have lists, and happily discovering these townhomes are LEED certified for green building practices. In short, the area's only newly constructed homes are the area's best value. Find out more when you visit the Capitol Quarter sales office at 1020 4th St. SE Washington, D.C. 20003 or call 202-484-0360. far Left: tHe Homes at capitoL Quarter offer some of tHe Best rooftop views in wasHington. Left: open fLoor pLans make tHe perfect space for entertaining at capitoL Quarter. THOMASARLEDgE.COM DAVE RUFF "This `lock and leave' lifestyle is perfect for beautiful appointments and incredible views. The list of on-site amenities is impressive. With its own marina and private gardens, The Residences also feature a full-service salon and spa, fitness center, indoor pool, screening room, game and billiards room, boardroom and residents lounge. Residents find an effortless lifestyle and an incomparable array of complimentary services such as valet parking, doorman service and concierge. In addition, they are just a phone call away from all of those convenient extras of a fine hotel like the Ritz Carlton, including housekeeping, roomservice, concierge and car service, fitness training, massage, boat chartering and much more. To tour the property, call 888-3775056, visit the sales center at 801 Key Highway (open seven days a week from 9 a.m. � 6 p.m) or go to rcr-baltimore.com. In Luxury's Lap at the Water's Edge: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor, Baltimore CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 sporting, cultural, dining and shopping opportunities just a short walk away. us. We worked very hard to get all of this; it fits us, and this is where we plan to stay." The Residences offers one-to-three bedroom homes from 1,600 square feet to over 5,000 square feet, priced from $500,000 - $4 million, all featuring private balconies or terraces. An elevator takes you right into your home, where you'll step into an extraordinary space featuring tall ceilings, generously sized rooms, "Once the kids left, we knew we'd be ready to move," resident Jennifer Bartley recalled. de Luxe was produced by The Washington Post Custom Content department and did not involve the news or editorial departments of The Washington Post. Washington DC Navy Yard Metro AN EYA NEIGHBORHOOD | WHO SAYS LUXURY HAS TO COST A MILLION? New two-car garage townhomes with rooftop terraces from the $700s Steps from two Metro stations � Walk to shopping, dining, riverfont park & entertainment Model Homes now open at 1020 4th St SE � Call 202-484-0360 or visit EYA.com PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE � in every Way. Washington's premier luxury gated community | custom-built homes and villas from $1.5m aWard-Winning Jack nicklaus signature golf course* | Just 20 minutes from dulles airport www.creightonfarms.com | 703-957-4800 *Use of existing or planned recreational amenities is not included with the purchase of real estate and requires separate club membership. Juno-Loudoun LLC is the owner and developer of the project. Obtain and carefully review the offering materials before making any decision to purchase a membership. This is not an offer to sell property to, or a solicitation of offers from, residents of NY, NJ, CT, OR or any other state that requires prior registration of real estate. Obtain the property report or its equivalent, required by Federal and State law and read it before signing anything. No Federal A Southworth Community or State agency has judged the value, if any, of this property. BEYOND YOUR DREAMS. WITHIN YOUR MEANS. View of Inner Harbor from Residences 1 TO 3 BEDROOM CONDOMINIUMS FROM $499,000 TO OVER $5 MILLION Downtown residences with world - class services and resort - style amenities including: 24-Hour Concierge Valet Parking Spa & Fitness Center Indoor Pool & Saunas Gourmet Dining Private Gardens Screening Room Game & Billiards Room Housekeeping Valet Laundry & Dry Cleaning Travel & Vacation Planning Pet Sitting Deepwater Marina Immediate Occupancy 877.469.5410 RCR-Baltimore.com 801 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor, Baltimore are not owned, developed or sold by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. An affiliate of RXR Realty LLC uses The Ritz-Carlton marks under license from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy to residents in states where registration requirements have not been fulfilled. MHBR No. 4096. An RXR Realty development. Services provided by third-party companies are paid a la carte by the resident who requests the service.